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ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsThroughout his 15-plus seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Lebron James has been considered to be one of the most 'Non-Tradable' basketball players. Every year, each and every NBA franchise wishes to bring the King to their home court and every fan dreams of watching him play in the league wearing their city's colours. His basketball IQ and ability to make the players around him better has made James quickly climb the success ladder in the highly competitive league and his unbelievably well-maintained physical condition has allowed him to remain on top for the better half of the decade. Ironically, his greatness has also become the biggest bane of his future endeavours in the league. In an era of super-teams when gifted athletes like Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Demarcus Cousins join hands to come up with the practically undefeatable Golden State Warriors, Lebron's image as the best player in the world has somehow restricted other stars of the game to combine forces with him because of the fear of losing out their legacy under the shadows of someone who is fighting a battle with the ghost of Michael Jordan. This might as well be the reason why the thought of trading Lebron James himself during the league's trade season for a younger star-athlete of the game like Anthony Davis came to the mind of President of the Los Angeles Lakers, Jeanie Buss. © Reuters According to a Bleacher Report report, another theory is that Buss wanted to trade James in order to cut ties with his agent Rich Paul, who, she believed, was the man behind leaking the details of Anthony Davis' trade request to the New Orleans Pelicans. While it sounds outrageous to trade the team's best player based on a grudge with his agent, the Lakers would be foolish to not consider trading an aging Lebron James (who will be 35 years old by the time the next season begins) if they happen to strike a deal with some (maybe the Pelicans) who could offer a younger but similar talent in return. The league seems to come to a complete halt every time there are talks of Lebron James switching team. It is highly likely that the basketball world would freeze once again come off-season when the Lakers try to bring in more talent in hopes of becoming a title contender.
Lebron James, aka 'The King' has been at the pinnacle of competitive basketball for more than a decade. The 34-year-old continues to show the same level of athleticism and strength as back in 2003, his rookie year. While most of the NBA players of Lebron's age are considered to be 'veterans' assuming the job of a role-player in their teams, James is still one of the leading MVP contenders of the league. The three-time NBA champion has been considered to be one of the greatest ballers in the world and is giving the all-time NBA legend Michael Jordan a run for his money for the 'Best Ever'. Everything the man has achieved, he's achieved through sheer commitment and against the strongest of opponents. Be it the 2012 All-Star-studded Boston Celtics or the 2016 Golden State Warriors, who went 73-9 in regular season, James has been able to outdo all of them. Lebron was nicknamed 'the King of the East' as he won eight consecutive Eastern-conference titles and made it to the NBA Finals every year since 2010, before he moved to the West to join what is probably the most prestigious and celebrated team in the history of the league, the Los Angeles Lakers. View this post on Instagram ð¤ð.. #headbandthoughts A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Nov 7, 2018 at 8:50am PST What makes Lebron James stand out of the lot is not only his on-court brilliance but the amount of social work he does for the underprivileged and the less fortunate. While other athletes waste their money on expensive cars and unreasonably huge mansions, James realises the power his position in the society actually possesses. “I mean too much to the society, I mean too much to the youth, I mean too much to so many kids who feel like they don't have a way out. I will not just shut up and dribble,” James said in a pre-game interview. He's been using his popularity to reach out to the masses and deal with some of the most adverse socio-political issues of our time. Not shying away from showing his disapproval towards the current US President Donald Trump, James has, time and again, challenged the condescending notions put towards the African-Americans to the best of his abilities. Raised by a single parent and coming from humble beginnings, James understands the importance of education and hard work in life. As a gesture of giving back to his community, the 14-time NBA All-Star opened the 'I Promise' elementary school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio in July this year with a motto that reads, “Nothing is given. Everything is earned,” which echoes his take on life. View this post on Instagram LEBRON JAMES @kingjames iPROMISE SCHOOL @ipromiseschool : - Free Tuition - Free uniforms - Free bicycle and helmet - Free transportation within 2 miles - Free breakfast, lunch and snacks - Food pantry for families - GEDs and job placement services for parents - Guaranteed tuition to the Unversity of Akron for every student who graduates : #LebronJames #MoreThanAnAthlete #WeAreFamily #NBA #kalepwa : : #travel #miami #newyork #LosAngeles #London #Paris #Tokyo : followð: ð@nickjean Photojournalist ð¤@emersonarmani Host La! ðð¹@haitistartup Business Haiti A post shared by KALEPWA (@kalepwa) on Jul 31, 2018 at 12:09pm PDT “There was a time when athletes either felt that they shouldn't speak up or didn't have the courage to speak up,”James told ESPN, “I do it because I am passionate about it. I do it because at the end of the day, I know that it is bigger than me.” Happy birthday, James.